page 281 of 818 of Fortunata and Jacinta: Two Stories of Married Women

Is this bad portrait supposed to represent the bad state the family dignity is in? Dona Lupe is a good woman, a little too doting and short tempered, but well meaning. And Maximiliano is a good kid too, though weak and foolish. There is strong class divisions here too, since Dona calls Fortunata a hussy (whore).